It’s National Book Lover’s Day!
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero
Happy National Book Lover’s Day! This day sneaks up on us every year, in between all of the other national holidays we enjoy celebrating. Yesterday was World Cat Day, and yes, we saw all of your adorable cat pictures. But today is our favorite national holiday here at CKN Christian Publishing!
In honor of the holiday, we put together a few recommendations that any Christian book lover is sure to enjoy. So turn off your computer, put the phone down and grab a book!
The Deuce (Midtown Blue Book 1) by F.P. Lione
Tony Cavalucci is a New York City police officer fighting for his life. The crime and corruption he sees on the job combined with a failing family life leave Tony feeling drained, lost, and frightfully alone, causing him to look for happiness in all the wrong places. Just when he is about to give up, Tony is partnered with Joe Fiore, another Italian-American cop who exudes the strength and confidence that Tony has been searching for. Though wary of his new partner, Tony finds that the day-to-day toils of his job force him to swallow his pride and look to Fiore for help.
2. The Rapture Dialogues: Dark Dimension (The Second Coming Chronicles Book 1) by Terry James
Set in the era from the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, to the terror attacks of 9/11, “The Rapture Dialogues” sets the stage for biblically prophesied events.
USAF Fighter pilot James Morgan finds himself in supernatural conflict that suctions his wife, Laura and daughter, Lori, into clandestine governmental intrigues of terrifying dimension.
Mark Lancing, a young Marine fighter pilot, finds his life intertwined with the plight of the Morgans, through a growing love for Lori, night-marish intrusion by hellish creatures and explosive involvement with Israel’s spiritual and physical wars for survival.
3. All Roads Lead Home: Getting There by L. L. Ward
Getting lost is easy. Finding your way home’s the tricky part.
Burned out Jesse McKlintock has nowhere left to go except right back to the place he cut loose from ten years ago in a blind rage. In those ten years, he stayed blind drunk. Now he hates himself as passionately as those who betrayed him. He is an old thirty-six needing to winter somewhere. And the chip on his shoulder from years of being hated for his skin is getting mighty heavy.
Getting There reveals Jesse’s rich Scot-Wichita heritage while trekking up north to winter in Wyoming, simultaneously traveling back in time to his roots, carried by his Native American grandmother’s tales spanning over eighty years across pre-Indian Territory linking his past, present, and future generations.
Time may not heal all wounds, Jesse will learn. It will, however, do its part when we at least show up for ours.
4. Mac’s Land: A Sequel to Mac’s Way by Reg Quist
Mac McTavish is a rancher. In a new land where the grass seemed to be never ending, he was among the first to realize that the grazing couldn’t be infinite. The grass was showing more poorly as the short years came and went. As the herds grew, the land suffered and might soon die, as indeed it did in too many parts of the West.
Mac decided that on his Bar-M he would do something about saving the land. He told his neighbors that he was cutting his herds back and was fencing the land. The open grazing era had to stop.
Not everyone liked his proposal.
5. Brittle Diamonds: A Christian Mystery by Hilary Walker
Father Peter is the beloved parish priest of Brotherton village.
But when allegations of misconduct mysteriously surface against him, his parishioners are thrown into turmoil. What should they believe?
Father Peter’s own faith starts to crumble when a close priest friend commits suicide. Then bizarre circumstances throw him together with Matt Goldworth, a non-believer.
Matt finds himself helping a clergyman of the very Church he despises and discovering a solution to the mystery no one could have foreseen.